Posts Tagged ‘human nature’

Battle of the Sexes….With Laughter!

January 17, 2019

Battle of the Sexes…With Laughter!

Before men and women viewing this post get their undies in a bundle, understand this: Members of both sexes have their variably present strengths and weakness. Men and women are not, and never will, be the same.

I will grant you that members of each sex can be partial imitations of the other; each tending to be a relatively poor imitation of the other. Such “sex change”attempts will still retain significant deficits and excesses that are remnants of their true biological sex.

You will find the book: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus…very interesting. The following is a short summary of this book.

http://www.wikisummaries.org/wiki/Men_Are_From_Mars,_Women_Are_From_Venus

I read once in an old Readers Digest that : “The war between the sexes will never be won because: “There is too much fraternization with the enemy!” And, so it is.

Enjoy the following: It illustrates the frustrations of advancing technology and human nature. It is a real hoot!

I will soon feature a humorous post, at the expense of  the male side of the human species.

If you can’t laugh at this kinda stuff, there’s something wrong with ya.

VTM, 1/16/19

Sex Problems in the Military: I Told You So #3

May 18, 2013

Sex Problems in the Military: I Told You So #3

As a psychologist in training, I was taught that there is no such thing as human nature.

Well, my teachers were wrong in an important way.

While they are correct that an assessment of the forms that human behavior, around the world, reveals amazing variability, psychological principles and the basic biology of homosapiens rule.

It is in the predictable nature of known interactions of these psychological principles and our biological tendencies, that human nature manifests itself.

In past blogs, I have strenuously objected to mixing the sexes on board ships, submarines, in close combat, and in training facilities, etc. I hope you will read some of these blogs to see my logic and the trouble for our military and our society that I predicted.

It was against our human nature to do so without big trouble.

U.S. Military Criticized About Sex Cases

Well, who would have ever imagined that? Sexual misconduct in the military!

It does not take a Ph.D. in psychology to understand and predict the results of putting women with horny young men under close-quarter, high stress conditions like intense combat zones, on Naval surface ships, and in submarines. Who on earth would be surprise by the occurrence of cases of sexual harassment (and allegations of same), consensual sex and actual pregnancies) as well as actual rapes. Also, throw flagrantly gay/lesbians into the thick fog of estrogen and androgen and what do you think will happen?

In an Associated Press article, published in the South Bend (In) Tribune on March 14, 2013, Donna Cassata and Richard Lardner documented the perfectly predictable outcome of our newly hetero/homo sexualized American Military.

Why do you think that historically, our military has worked to keep its women and men reasonably isolated from one another? Also, why do you think our military has also excluded professed homosexuals from its ranks, male and female.

The following quote is from the March 14th article:

“In a stinging rebuke of the military’s efforts to curb sexual assault, members of the Senate panel hammered Defense Department officials on Wednesday for making too little progress in combating the crimes and failing to improve a military justice system that victims describe a s slow ind uncaring.”

Amid Federal cuts to our military budgets, comes the irate insistence that we wage war on two, perhaps soon to be three or four fronts…maybe the world!

And now comes the following:

“What we need is a military with a fair and impartial criminal justice system, one that is run by professional and legal experts, not unit commanders,” said sergeant Rebekha Haverilla who was reported to have been raped while in the Army.

I certainly wish justice for Ms. Haverilla. But, her tragedy does not mask the fact that America is electing to maladaptively create a plethora of citizen and military behavior problems and then make debilitating sacrifices to generate solutions to the self-manufactured conduct problems, that are unlikely work.

As a Nation, we are defeating ourselves on many fronts. This particular self-defeat involves taking the greatest military machine in the world, designed to destroy our enemies, and warping it into a giant feckless “tail-chase” of military hetero/homo sexual legal cases.

Wake-Up America!

VTM, 3/17/13

Women In Combat: It’s Hard To Be Me!

Ok, I am 70 yrs. old and I don’t fit-in to our “progressive culture” anymore. It would be easy to accuse me of being an old fogey, deeply entrenched in the culture of the 1940′s and 50′s, mindlessly stuck in the past and unable accept change.

I will agree with the latter assertion, but not the former one. I crave change in America that works. Change that is not maladaptive and self-destructive to our collective ability to live long and well. I deplore cultural metapsychopathology.

In the past, I have argued against openly homosexual men and women (I will not use the cute pop term “gay”) in the our military . I have also argued against placing women on submarines (having been a submariner, I will assert an intimate understanding of the trouble that this will cause). I hope you will search my blog archives to evaluate my arguments, I can assure you they are based upon much more than longings for “the old days”, though I confess to having some.

Now comes women in combat. By that I do not mean support of those in combat. I mean hand-to-hand, slit his throat, gouge his eyes out, over-power and kill him with your bare hands kinds of combat. I mean sleep, piss, shit, fart and vomit in bunkers or foxholes with men. Or sleeping “back to back and belly to belly”, with men in the dark of long and stressful nights, etc., etc..

As a psychologist, my job is to help people cope effectively with reality. Unfortunately many people will simply not come under the control of reality and they are simply beyond help. The same appears to be true of our Modern American culture, with its approximately 4.5 million of citizens.

I am reminded of the old joke: “How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?…Only one, but the light bulb has got to want to change!”

Please, on this issue of women in combat, beware of the progressive politicians who pander to feminist action groups for votes. Also, beware of the military spokespersons whose next promotion depends upon their support of the “party line”.

Please read the following short article by Linda Chavez. In my judgement (not sentiment) she is very reality based in her description of the self-inflicted harms that will come to our military when it recruits women for close combat missions.

http://townhall.com/columnists/lindachavez/2013/01/25/women-in-combat-spells-trouble-n1496957/page/full/

An important fact that is not mentioned in Chavez’ article is that women are more prone to be afflicted with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than men. The following article about the special problems of PTSD in female combatants is very long. If you will open the article and scroll down to page 335 (it is just several pages), the second paragraph through the first two paragraphs of page 336, you will understand the essence of this problem. This is information that our progressive leaders and feminists do not want you to know. Why would I assume this? It is common knowledge among mental health professionals, but we have not heard any mention of female combatant’s special sensitivity to PTSD from our progressive friends in politics or the media.

http://www.cardozolawandgender.com/uploads/2/7/7/6/2776881/duhart_formatted.pdf

Consider this. If high percentages of our males return from war with debilitating symptoms of PTSD and a greater proportion of our females return from war with debilitating symptoms of PTSD, how does that impact the mental health of their children…America’s future. Remember, females still provide the majority of care for our children during their most formative years.

Politics aside, please, do you really think that females in close combat is good for America and its long-term viability?

VTM, 1/25/12

Finally!

If you have had the perseverance to read all of the above, perhaps you are a glutton for punishmnent..as I am.

Please click on the link below in order to confirm the problems that have now “blown-up” in the faces of Obama’s “progressive” government and its boot-licking military leaders. We will all now suffer the, energy, money, and fighting preparedness losses to our military that only fools and rank idealogues would fail to predict.

Wake-up America!

http://www.google.com/search?q=sex+problems+in+the+military

VTM, 5/18/13

P.S., Wait till you see what is coming as a result of admitting “practicing” homosexuals into the military.

Meet Our Electorate!..Read ’em and Weep.

January 18, 2013

Meet Our Electorate!..Read ’em and Weep.

Some may find this spectacle to be humorous. Nor do I think it is an illustration of “human nature”. Rather, I believe it is an illustration of something even more sinister: American Culture.

I think about the fact that these are some of America’s parents, jurors, and voters.  Perhaps there is a teacher amongst this group. I am not amused…are you?

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/01/18/friday-fun-thoughts-from-people-who-attended-obamas-second-inaguration-n1492335

VTM, 1/18/13

America Needs Term Limits IV

February 26, 2010

America Needs Term Limits IV

I have wondered how the poor starving people around the world who fight with each other over a limited supply of food or water dropped in their midst after some disaster or holocaust differ from us, as we fight for limited federal monies through our political representatives.

 I have also wondered how any of this is different from the hordes of hungry squawking sea gulls that fight with each over the limited supply of stale bread that I have thrown to them on the shores of my beloved Lake Michigan.

The principles are the same, desperate creatures fighting to get at a limited supply of sustenance (rewards or, more technically,  reinforcers). What do you expect?!

What do you think the old phrase, “All politics are local means”?

It means that, normally, people are primarily concerned with their own best interests. Put in pejorative terms, people are selfish and self-centered. So, what’s the big news about that? Our founding fathers designed our government, best they knew how, to take this basic fact of human (animal) nature into account. They really did an amazingly great  job of it!

However, they could never have imagined a technological, communication/ information, or economic-based America and world as it now exists.

One of the reasons that incumbents in congress virtually always win elections is because if they throw enough “bread” to their constituents (the sea gulls), their constituents naturally will “peck the keys” needed to keep the bread flowing. Why should they ever vote for someone who has not demonstrated the ability to keep the bread flowing into their pockets or projects?

A principle of behavioral psychology is the Matching Law. Simplified, it would predict that people will pull the voting  levers, at higher rates, for those individuals who provide them the highest rates of rewards, I.e., money and power to them and their locals. That is exactly what long-term incumbents are able to do best. Think of them as the keys that we pigeons peck maximize our rewards. This is truly a mutually addictive parasitic relationship, masquerading as a beneficial symbiotic relationship. The way to tell that it is an addictive parasitic relationship is that neither party can ever be satiated and  the relationship is killing the host, America.

In all of this, it would be better if our representatives (the money/power dispensers) were less effective.  It would seem good if they were just effective enough to make decisions that would be only moderately beneficial to their home regions and more beneficial to America as a whole.

This will require more than curtailing great contributions to politicians from special interest groups and implementing term limits. But, these appear to me to be very important steps in the right direction.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

Destructive Moral Relativism

August 24, 2009

Destructive Moral Relativism

The following quote is taken from The Great Disruption: Human Nature and The Reconstruction of Social Order, by Francis Fukuyama.

“I said earlier that there were two main sources of the enlarged radius of trust: religion and politics. In the West, Christianity first established the principle of universality of human dignity, one that was brought down from the heavens and turned into a secular doctrine of  universal human equality by the enlightenment” (p. 279).

“liberal democracies today enshrine this principle of universal recognition.” (p.280)

“The chief question for the future is whether these universalistic forms of cultural identity will survive the onslaught from a principled belief in multiculturalism that goes beyond the toleration of cultural diversity to its active celebration and promotion. The moral miniaturization that was described in the earlier discussion of American civil society has come about only partly because the underlying society has become more diverse. The important driver of this process is the spread of a principled belief in moral relativism—the idea that no particular set of values or norms can or aught to be authoritative. When this relativism extends to the political values on which the regime itself is based, then liberalism begins to undermine itself” (pps. 281-282).

VTM, 8/24/09


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